Reopening of Greenwich, Conn., school delayed

Sept. 8, 2008
Building not ready for beginning of school year

After three years of delays, the students of Hamilton Avenue Elementary School in Greenwich, Conn., willl finally get to move into their newly renovated school this fall — but that may not happen until the end of October. A planned $24 million renovation of the school has taken longer than anticipated — an Aug. 15 completion date came and went — and it also is about $6 million over budget. Students began the school year on Aug. 27 in modular classrooms that have been set up at Western Middle School while their school is under construction. School officials had hoped that the Hamilton Avenue School would be granted a temporary certificate of occupancy last week that would have allowed them to move students and teachers into permanent quarters by Columbus Day weekend, but town inspectors turned them down.

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